Materials Center Support


We focus on you so that YOU can focus on your teachers and their students!

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Join the FOSS Materials Management Network to receive special information and exclusive offers—just for materials centers!

We know that you are passionate about hands-on science education and it shows in the care you put into refurbishing each and every science kit that comes through your doors. Whether you are new to managing and refurbishing FOSS kits or you’ve been using them for years, Delta Education wants to be your partner in transforming your materials center to save you time and money.

Customized Support Plans

Only Delta Education can provide exclusive resources to support the FOSS program. Our dedicated materials center resources have spent more than a decade refurbishing kits and working with teachers and administrators.

Customizable options include:

  • Dedicated Materials Center Consultant for focused, committed support.
  • Equipment conversion plans to the FOSS Next Generation edition that maximize reuse of materials you already own
  • Customized, boxed conversion kits for streamlined upgrading
  • Teacher-supplied items (scissors, tape, glue sticks, etc.) and prepared items (cut strings, stripped wires, black boxes, etc.) to minimize or eliminate up-front prep
  • New teacher-ready kits that are ready to go from your shelves to classroom use on day one
  • Grade level kits that eliminate redundant equipment in modules within a grade band
  • Single-class refill packs to make restocking consumables by kit a breeze
  • FOSSweb access for materials center leaders and the ability to request custom codes for easier management of access for your teachers

Bulk Ordering

Order your line item replacement parts in bulk and save as much as 25% per item. More than 220 FOSS kit components are now available by the case and more are being added regularly. Contact your Sales Manager for a complete listing of bulk items.


Print-Only and à la Carte Ordering

Qualified materials centers can purchase kit components à la carte including print-only ordering.


Local Live Materials

Schools and materials centers are encouraged to purchase organisms for FOSS life science modules locally, if available, to minimize the impact of transit time and adverse weather conditions on investigations. We can assist in finding the right living material partner for you. Delta Education offers live materials for purchase if a local source is not best for your needs.


In-Depth Professional Development

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Delta Education’s experienced consultants can provide training and support for your materials center with topics including:

  • Working with teachers that don’t return materials
  • How to determine if kits have been used in the classroom (great for administrators!)
  • Materials management from a teacher perspective
  • How FOSS materials are used in the classroom
  • Train-the-Trainer sessions, and more!

Ready to get started?

Contact your local Delta Education Sales Manager today to start saving your materials center or science warehouse time and money with our customized solutions!